Fossil industries wastes $ 2.2 million investments

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The United States is the greatest risk, CarbonTracker states, with a cost of $ 412 billion in stranded assets “unnecessary fossil projects in 2025.
Second in risk is Canada (220 billion). Than China (179 million), Russia (147 billion ) and Australia (US $ 103 billion).

The next decade fossil energy companies will lose possibly $ 2.2 trillion in investments, according CarbonTracker in a recent report.

The money will be lost in a low carbon future.

Global action on climate change and renewable energy investments will ensure the waste for fossil energy companies. Research was done at the current and future projects from oil, gas and coal companies until 2025. It concluded which projects would stop because of political actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to below two degrees global warming.

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Insights with the Smart Energy Connector

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When something is wrong with an energy meter, the SEC shows this in an alarm screen and you will get an automatic email

The Smart Energy Connector (SEC) is a very easy and sophisticated energy registration system for businesses. This plug&play system gives insights where, how much and how much energy is being used at any moment. Read More

Paris – Two CEOs stimulate international business climate action

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Monster greenhouse gas levels seen

Two Dutch CEO’s are firmly stimulating international companies to major climate action: Paul Polman (CEO Unilever) and Peter Bakker (president of the WBCSD) are leading the ‘Low Carbon Technology Partnerships Initiative (LCTPi).

Already 86 large enterprises have signed the LCTPi. Read More

G20 Summit: India and Saudi Arabia rejected world climate ambitions

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An atlas of pollution: the world in carbon dioxide emissions

The final declaration of the G20 summit in Antalya (Turkey) seems to be not an great start for the next climate summit in Paris. Especially India and Saudi Arabia will not cooperate. To limit the rise in global temperature to below two degrees Celsius, all countries must reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

India and Saudi Arabia have rejected an ambitious climate agreement at the next summit in Paris.

Even after twenty hours of negotiations, both countries refused to agree a passage which included periodic monitoring of the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

 

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Morocco: already 32% energy yield with the local integration CSP solar plant Noor1

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Ouarzazate solar plant will create enough electricity to power a million homes

Morocco – The installation of the Noor1, the giant CSP (Concentrated Solar Plant) will be completed in November 2015.

“The aim of local integration was 30%, but today we reached 32%,” revealed Carlos Ledesma, project director at Acciona Noor1, October 17 2015.

Noor 1, will go live next month.

Acciona (Spain), delivers the turnkey plant, one of the largest in the world. Read More

CSR trends 2015

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Giving opportunities to everyone: regardless of age, health or limitations. That is CSR. Strategic entrepreneurs give every talent a chance. They are working towards an inclusive society

Do you want to capitalize on corporate social responsibility trends (CRS)?

BetterWorldSolutions has made an overview of the seven CSR trends of 2015.

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ExxonMobil gave millions to climate-denying lawmakers

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(2014) Exxon published a deeply cynical rebuke in a report to investors. The oil company argued that, because it was “highly unlikely” that governments would address climate change, it was going to carry on drilling for oil and gas regardless.

The biggest oil company in the world, ExxonMobil, gave more than $2.3m to members of Congress and a corporate lobbying group that deny climate change and block efforts to fight climate change – eight years after pledging to stop its funding of climate denial, the Guardian reported. Read More

Thousands of Londoners die by pollution

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Air pollution causes an estimated 32,000 premature deaths a year in Britain and between 157,000 and 319,000 people in London are exposed to nitrogen dioxide levels above EU limits

Yearly, nearly 9,500 Londoners have a premature death due to air pollution.

This has been established by the researchers at the prestigious King’s College London and reported by the British newspaper The Guardian last Wednesday. Read More

Roadmap to a Circular Economy in Europe

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Step by step the economy is changing from a linear to a circular process

We are running out of our resources: fossils, precious metals and even water. Our demand for resources keeps on growing. We are reaching the planet exceeds.

And now the good news: We know what the problems are. And we know how to solve it… Resource efficiency!

Let’s go circular. Read More

Saudi Arabia’s $109 billion solar bet

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Imagine a country that runs entirely on solar power and other renewable energy source. A city that generates entirely no carbon and no waste.

Saudi Arabia wants to grow to one of the biggest solar power producers of the world.

One of the richest countries in the world have turned to bonds to get money.

The oil country wants to invest in alternatives to fossil fuels. By 2032, Saudi Arabia’s goal is to generate 52 gigawatts.  Read More

Save energy without anyone noticing

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The Sustainable Energy Test Site on the roof of the University Utrecht is one of the five Sustainable Roof Plans of the province of Utrecht

Ron Brenk is senior project manager building management.

Brenk coordinates the technical maintenance of the 10 buildings of the University of Utrecht. Read More

This Compressed Air Turbine Outperforms Wind Turbine

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This Compressed Air Turbine Outperforms Wind Turbine

Is this compressed air turbine the future of power generation that we are looking for?

The compressed air turbine makes use of the natural source, and in return it helps to improve the environmental condition.  Read More

Increased solar power threatens energy companies

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Energy companies need flexible plants that can quickly respond to peaks in demand and supply

Because of the growth in the number of solar panels in Europe, Energy Companies have to consider new business models.

Strategy consultant Berger:
‘By 2030, solar power will supply half of the peak demands for energy.’

The fact that more and more consumers produce their own power, is forcing energy companies to think about their future. On sunny days Europe scores enormous energy surpluses. This distorts the market for energy companies. They feel the impact of solar energy and therefore must adjust their operations. Read More

Small sized Concentrating Solar Power system from Israel

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Aura distributed CSP with solar tower technology

Aora Solar is exploring distributed Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) with solar tower technology.

The small, modular power station offers a new way of solar thermal technology to be supplied at the village level. Read More

10 steps for industries to reduce your carbon footprint

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  • During the climate summit in New York hundreds of initiatives were announced to tackle carbon emissions
  • And the G7 world power nations agreed on increasing global warming with maximum 1 degrees Celsius comparing with 1990.

But all the agreements need the support of businesses and industries. So: What can your business or industry do to reduce your carbon footprint?  Read More

G7 stops rising temperatures. Call for cities

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Circular Economy: reduces, reuse, recycles and gets green

Just ahead of the major negotiations on an intended climate accord, the G7 reached an agreement on rising temperatures with maximum 2 degrees Celsius, compared with 1990!

A great advantage for Industries, cities, citizens and politics to start emission reductions pledges.

The aim is to continue to strengthen momentum ahead of the climate conference scheduled for Paris in December this year.

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Now it is time to buy solar panels

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20% of the sun’s energy is transmitted to solar power

Solar panels are getting better and cheaper, but that’s no reason to wait any longer with the purchase.

The current situation is very favorable for consumers and businesses. And it is unlikely to get even better. Read More

Concentrated Solar Power Pros & Cons

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Dish-engine concentrated solar power in Australia

Concentrated solar power (CSP) systems generate solar power by using mirrors or lenses to concentrate a large area of sunlight, or solar thermal energy, onto a small area.

Electricity is generated when the concentrated light is converted to heat, which drives a heat engine (usually a steam turbine) connected to an electrical power generator or powers a thermochemical reaction. Read More